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Jakarta Post

PLN, GE to build biomass power plant

  • Amahl S. Azwar

    The Jakarta Post

Nusa Dua, Bali   /   Tue, October 16 2012   /  11:19 am

State utility firm PT PLN has signed an agreement with US-based global technology and energy giant General Electric (GE) to set up a biomass power plant with a capacity of around 1 megawatt (MW) in Sumba Island, East Nusa Tenggara.

Witnessed by Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Jero Wacik, PLN president director Nur Pamudji and GE Indonesia chief executive Handry Satriago signed a letter of intent for the wood chip-fired power plant project during the opening ceremony of the 19th Conference on Electric Power Supply Industry (CEPSI) in Nusa Dua, Bali on Monday.

The letter of intent was the follow-up of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on plans to build power plants using renewable energy resources that both sides signed in May this year.

Woodchips for similar projects generally come from trees such as the eucalyptus and acacia trees, and are small enough to ens...